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I am not in politics of position: Rahul

The Congress MP indicates he would work on building the party by encouraging the youth to join it, reports Santosh K Joy & Zafar Irshad.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2007 20:44 IST
Santosh K Joy & Zafar Irshad
Santosh K Joy & Zafar Irshad

With Congress pinning its hopes on him in Uttar Pradesh elections, Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday he was not in a politics of position and indicated that he would work on building the party by encouraging the youth to join it.

"I am not in the politics of position. I am here to allow youngsters to come forward and work for change," Gandhi told reporters when asked about he being the future prime ministerial candidate of the party.

Admitting there were problems that plagued his party, Gandhi said, some organisational troubles in Uttar Pradesh were preventing people from joining the party.

"The problem in Uttar Pradesh Congress is more organisational and I believe that at a certain point we stop people coming to (join) the party," he said.

Asked about Congress' failure to cobble up a pre-poll coalition in Uttar Pradesh, he said "it was due to differences over number of seats."

The Amethi MP said the state had been divided over caste and religion during the past 15 years of non-Congress rule, he said there was a need for unification and "the Congress party can do it best."

First Published: Apr 04, 2007 17:40 IST

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